Posted Online: March 31, 2012, 3:20 pm
If Annie were a celebrity, she'd be Ellen
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Meet a Quad-Cities area pet in Creature Feature, appearing Sundays in the Your Home section and Tuesdays in the Neighbors section. This story was submitted by Kristofer Loff and Lindsey Rives of Moline. If you want to share your pet's story, email your submission to email@example.com and attach a photo in JPEG form. Or, send a story and photo via regular mail to Creature Feature, Features Department, The Dispatch/The Rock Island Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
Kristofer Loff and Lindsey Rives of Moline say their dog, Annie, is 'as snuggly and cuddly as a teddy bear!'
-- What's your name and hometown? Kristofer Loff and Lindsey Rives, Moline.
-- What's your pet's name, species/breed, age? Annie, English Setter, 7.
-- What does your pet look like? Cutest thing you've ever seen! Tri-colored "pocket" setter.
-- How did your pet get his/her name? The staff at the Muscatine Animal Shelter named her. And when we met Annie, we thought it fit her perfectly!
-- What nickname have you given your pet, and why? Annie Bear -- she's as snuggly and cuddly as a teddy bear!
-- Describe something unique about your pet. She purrs like a cat when she is snuggling with her Mom or Dad.
-- Does your pet look like you? As much as we love her, we hope not!
-- What's your favorite thing to do or place to go with your pet? Walk along the Mississippi, play at the dog park, and visit the grandparents.
-- What's your pet peeve about your pet? She's a scaredy-cat!
-- What's your pet's favorite treat and/or favorite "people food"? Popcorn! She runs to the kitchen when she hears the kernels popping.
-- What the naughtiest thing your pet has ever done? Brought a dead mouse into the house and held it between her paws at the foot of the bed. Yuck!
-- What's the silliest thing your pet has ever done? Every year when we bring out the plastic Halloween cat, she goes crazy and barks at it!
-- How did you meet/find your pet? We found Annie on petfinder.com. We knew we wanted to adopt a homeless pet!
-- Why did you choose this kind of pet? Kris' parents had an amazing English setter named Jessie. It inspired us to look for a setter of our own.
-- What are the pros/cons of this pet? Pros: loving, loyal, and small enough to fit in the bed. Cons: Sometimes she can be stinky.
-- Do you celebrate your pet's birthday? Yes! She gets an extra-special treat and a new toy!
-- If your pet were a celebrity, who would he/she be? Ellen DeGeneres because she's goofy and a lot of fun!
-- What's your pet's best trick? She can roll over.
-- What words in "human speak" does your pet understand?
"Let's go watch a movie" -- Annie will run to the basement where the big screen is.
"Let's go night-night."
"Mama's comin' home."
"Let's go bye-bye."
-- What's the best lesson you have learned from your pet? "Saving ONE animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that ONE animal." -- author unknown